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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbeep* Date: Mar 9, 2014 2:11pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: What have you watched lately?

Well, besides many of the shows and commercials provided by yourself (keep them coming, Emperor) and a few others, Here's a sample of some things I've seen recently:

Several Monkees episodes in the last couple of months, including the ones you mention above. I love their Marx Brothers inspired absurdity and sense of the ridiculous. There's too little of that these days.
Watch any Marx Brothers film and you will see what I mean.
They were the masters of absurdity.
The songs are cool too.

Wild Wild West "The Night Of The Surreal McCoy" ( A Dr. Lovelace episode) 1967
We always looked forward to the Lovelace episodes when we were kids watching these shows as they first aired. Michael Dunn was a superb actor.

An untitled episode of Peter Gunn from 1960
A neat little show with Henry Mancini's excellent music.

Did you ever invest in one of those vintage TV sets yet?
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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffThe_Emperor_Of_Television Date: Mar 9, 2014 5:29pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: What have you watched lately?

The closest thing I have to a "vintage" TV set is a late-1970s/early-1980s TV, a Sanyo, which still works and which I use for retro-gaming purposes.

I also have a 1980s Rank-Arena TV set (a "portable", you know, the kind people had it their kitchen or in the children's bedroom), which is currently in storage.

I'd like to get more 1970s/1980s TV sets, again for retro-gaming purposes, from the mid-1970s onwards...as a 1960s set would be B&W (no colour TV in Australia until around 1975) so while it was be a nice collectors item, it wouldn't help with retro-gaming.

EDIT: In terms of uploads, I am hoping to do some game show uploads, but I don't know if that will happen or not (depends on the picture quality of the discs, and whether they will rip properly or not). The seller claims the DVD-Rs, among other things, contains a single episode of a obscure early 1950s series which has no surviving episodes according to most websites. But then kinescopes of "lost" shows do turn up occasionally. There's no reason why an episode couldn't exist of the series...but even if the DVD-Rs do contain an episode of it, there's still the question of whether the discs will rip properly and the picture quality of the content.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffThe_Emperor_Of_Television Date: Mar 15, 2014 6:43pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: What have you watched lately?

I'd like to comment that I have since acquired an early 1980s Toshiba TV during the last couple days, someone was throwing it out and my dad saved it, it works and I intend to use it for retro-gaming purposes.

Since my last my last post, I have watched the following TV episodes:

"The Monkees" - 'I've Got a Little Song Here'. Episode originally broadcast in 1966. USA

"Radio Active" - 'The Blaire Resnickie Project'. Episode originally broadcast in 1999. Canada

"The Monkees" - 'One Man Shy'. Episode originally broadcast in 1966. USA. I've rarely liked comedies about class differences, I find them insulting to both sides. This episode did not impress me.

"Radio Active" - 'Dark Sarah'. Episode originally broadcast in 1999. Canada

"Mesto vstrechi izmenit nelzya" - Episode 4. Episode originally broadcast in 1979. Russia

"The Monkees" - 'Dance, Monkee, Dance'. Episode originally broadcast in 1966. USA

"The Clifton House Mystery" - Episode 4. Episode originally broadcast in 1978. UK

"The Monkees" - 'Too Many Girls'. Episode originally broadcast in 1966. USA

"Mesto vstrechi izmenit nelzya" - Episode 5. Episode originally broadcast in 1979. Russia. Final episode of the popular mini-series.

"The Clifton House Mystery" - Episode 5. Episode originally broadcast in 1978. UK

"The Clifton House Mystery" - Episode 6. Episode originally broadcast in 1978. UK. Final episode of the popular mini-series.

"The Monkees" - 'Son of the Gyspy'. Episode originally broadcast in 1966. USA

"Kraft Television Theatre" - 'Kelly'. Episode originally broadcast in 1950. USA. I would upload this, but the sound is out-of-sync, and it is pretty dated.

"Steptoe and Son" - 'And Afterwards at...'. Episode originally broadcast in 1965. UK

"Sherlock Holmes" - 'The Speckled Band'. Episode originally broadcast in 1964. UK

"The Monkees" - 'Case of the Missing Monkee'. Episode originally broadcast in 1967. USA. Vito Scotti is one of my least favourite actors, and this episode does not change my opinion of him. I cringe every time he appears on my TV screen.


Which brings up the question: What has everyone watched since the last post?

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbeep* Date: Mar 15, 2014 8:57pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: What have you watched lately?

Ah. You got the tv. Cool. Hope it works out for the retro-gaming.
Have you checked out this:

https://archive.org/details/software

Lately:

A 1965 episode of the Soupy Sales Show. Certifiable insanity.

Amos and Andy-"The Antique Shop". That show had some fantastic actors.

Pettycoat Junction, 1-7-1964, with Dennis Hopper guesting as a rebelious youth (Five years before he starred in Easy Rider). His 'method acting" skills came off a bit clunky with the regulars in that episode but it's still watchable.

A 1962 episode of Car 54 Where Are you? Fred Gwynne and Al Lewis went on to star in The Munsters a few years later.
Always silly fun.